Getting Chance to eat his meals daily really takes a lot of effort on my part. In the beginning dry food was fine. Now he hates dry food so I decided to mix wet food in with the dry and he loved it (for a short while) NOW he dislikes what I am giving him. Who would of thought a Basenji gets tired of the same old food on a daily basis :rolleyes:
He will only take a bite or two of breakfast and then we don’t feed him till dinner time. Then at dinnertime he just looks at his food as if to tell me…"are you serious...I have to eat this??" Yah...thats the expression he gives me.
I am starting to worry. Not eating in 2 days isn't healthy. He is active (when I peal him off the couch), will eat treats and seems fine. What am I supposed to do? I have been told that eventually he will get hungry and eat but I don't like this.
People who do not own a Basenji tease me telling me how I pamper my pup and cater to his meals. Little do they know that If I don't, I'll have lovely stains all over my carpet from puke. :rolleyes: Am I supposed to design a menu and serve him something different everyday? Ummmm...now I sound crazy. I guess owning a Basenji is like having a kid. At least when he turns 16 he won't be asking for the keys to the car :p Instead, he will just hide the keys from me!
He is SOOO playing you! Querk was like this as a pup….skinny, skinny, skinny...didn't care about eating. I was worried; particularly because he was a show dog. Everyone told me to just wait him out....and I finally said fine, eat or don't eat, I would give him about 30 minutes to eat what he wanted and then the food would go away until the next meal...he started eating. I had to hand feed him when we were on the road for about a year...but I refused to add stuff to his food, or feed him extras.